Faculty News for May & June 2019


Belle Boggs published “Birth Is Not the Finish Line the Atlantic.

On June 3, she presented on a panel with Kathryn Davis and Jessica Francis Kane at the Center for Fiction in New York.

She was interviewed about The Gulf in the Chicago Review of Books, and the interview was republished by Yale Climate Connections. The book was reviewed in the Huffington Post, the Florida Book Review, the Christian Century, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Helen Burgess published “Good Computing with Big Data”, coauthored with Jennifer Maher and Tim Menzies, in Rhetorical Machines: Writing, Code, and Computational Ethics, eds. John Jones & Lavinia Hirsue.


Paul Fyfe published a review of Reductive Reading: A Syntax of Victorian Moralizing (Sarah Allison, Johns Hopkins UP, 2018) in the V21 Collations Book Forum


On April 27, Bob Kochersberger presented “Ida Tarbell: More than a muckraker” at the annual history symposium at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nev. The symposium focused on the decade 1900-1910.

The News & Observer published his op-ed “Airline crashes give me pause, but I’ll still fly” on March 12.


In early June, Carolyn Miller co-directed a Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute workshop titled “Whither Ethos? From the Human to the Nonhuman, the Inhuman, and Beyond” with Peter Simonson, University of Colorado at Boulder. The Summer Institute took place at College Park, Maryland. 

She is also serving on the Book Award committee of the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine.


Jason Miller recently published two articles in The Conversation. One of them, on North Carolina’s own Dorothy Cotton, summarizes the only “on the record” interview she ever gave concerning her clandestine relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr. The article is currently being translated to Japanese, and Miller will appear on WUNC Radio’s The State of Things on Tuesday, July 2 at noon to discuss both Dorothy Cotton and startling new revelations about Dr. King unearthed from a large cache of newly available FBI files.


Tim Stinson was a co-organizer of Biocodicology: The Parchment Record and the Biology of the Book, a workshop held May 29–31 at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also gave two talks: “The Potential Biocodicology Holds for the Humanities” (co-presentation with Bruce Holsinger) and “The Clopton Manuscript: A Book Divided in Three.”

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